Hoffman Estates, Ill. (June 11, 2021) –
The Collision Repair Education Foundation is proud to announce that eight students with a special interest in the painting segment of the industry will receive scholarships funded by the PPG Foundation. Each recipient will be awarded $4,500 to help fund their education and ensure they have the opportunity to pursue a future career in the collision repair industry.
“These scholarships aim to offer students interested in the automotive collision repair industry a pathway to the prosperous workforce this field enables. Through our partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, we are proud to expand the future opportunities available for these passionate students through career preparation and an arena to excel academically,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility.
Recipients of PPG’s 2021 student scholarships include:
- Kristi Barnes (Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown, NC)
- Johnathan Bayolima (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Queens, NY)
- Nick Brown (Lewis-Clark State College – Lewiston, ID)
- Demetri Gregory (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute – Queens, NY)
- Aristeo Gutierrez (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, IL)
- Kassie McMahon (Dunwoody College of Technology – Minneapolis, MN)
- Hanna Selzler (Lewis-Clark State College – Lewiston, ID)
- Martell Wilson (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, IL)
Post-secondary collision repair education students were eligible for this award, which provides financial support to ensure students are able to continue their education, preparing them for a successful career in body shops around the country.
PPG and the PPG Foundation have been proud supporters of the Foundation since 2011. For additional information, visit ppg.com.
Industry members interested in getting involved and supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development, at 312-231-0258 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation, visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested $13 million in 2020, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 30 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at communities.ppg.com.
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